So close to 700.........Then a sudden drop. Why?

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I have had a couple of photos skyrocket to the high 500's and even into the 600's very rapidly. One of them reached 698, and I was excitedly waiting to hit that elusvie 700 score and join the ranks. With more duels to go, it suddenly stopped, and is now at 650. I'm relatively new to Pixoto, and although I think I have a good grasp on the scoring, I admit to not understanding this. A fellow Pixoto user commented, "It's rigged, just have fun with it." Suggestions or clarification?
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Posted 6 years ago

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Terry Gower

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I don't think the scoring is rigged although there is probably some vote fixing going on. The reason the score drops is that you lose in duels, and so lose points. I'm not sure of the exact working especially in the higher scores though.
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Thanks Terry. I just found it VERY odd that, only 2 points from 700, I started losing duels. The image had blown away everything else UNTIL it got to 698, which is what I found very peculiar.
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At that point you would be matched against similar scoring photos I suspect and so it would be harder to win.
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Thank you Terry for helping Connie, great answer!
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i am waiting for first photo to cross 700 points ... it have been stuck in 690 from past 2 months ..highest being when it reached 698 :p
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Yes when i was uploading my photos back in November last year, i was always wanting to get past that 700 mark, some of my images would reach 698 then drop to around 660... However i have a few images that have scored 700, even 1 with 800.... you will get there soon, just keep uploading and have fun. :)
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So when you hit the 700 mark did you get points and inducted into the 700 club? I've had a photo over 700 for 2 weeks now and have gotten zero recognition for that mark. It was a big deal for me to hit that mark too. I'm disappointed.
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Hello Stephanie, points are awarded only for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly awards.

I hope this helps.
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Stephanie Turner

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Thanks Jasenka
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Connie, the score has dropped because on the later part of the duels, your image is being matched to a relatively stronger (imagescore wise) images, thus chances of losing is higher. So even though your image have reached 698, it's relative strength is actually just on the 650 zone or maybe lower. With regards to voting, every voter, even those crying for vote fixing, has it's own biases in voting whether you like it or not. But those habitual voters of OBVIOUSLY inferior images are being flagged down by Pixoto for review of their voting patterns.
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Wait until you get a picture up to 720 for a couple of months and it starts dueling again and goes to the high 600's, lol. Like it was said before, have fun with it and sometime you'll be on the upside.

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